Rohan Ayyar

Rohan Ayyar is the regional marketing manager for India at SEMrush. His blog, The Marketing Mashup, covers digital marketing from the perspective of B2B, B2C, lead generation, mobile marketing, SEO, social media, content marketing, database marketing including predictive analytics, and conversion rate optimization. In addition, he'll look at emerging marketing technology and how marketers can use it. Reach Ayyar at searchrook@gmail.com.

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

It seems the rest of American video ad buyers are finding out something Target Marketing readers already knew — the plurality of video advertisement views come from thrill-seekers. About 41 percent of American video ad viewers want that adrenaline boost, Strike Social announced on Tuesday in an email sent to Target Marketing with the subject line “Thrill-seekers Watch the Most YouTube Ads.”

Today’s science offers marketers the option of minimizing their everyday tasks by automating them, giving them time to focus on things that technology cannot fathom yet — the minds of our consumers. Most of these tasks depend on accurately mining and applying consumer data that businesses collect every single day. You probably already automate a slew of marketing functions already. To know which ones you’re missing out, read on.

Red Bull, an energy drink, was born in the early '80s after an encounter between Dietrich Masteschitz, a toothpaste salesman from Austria, and Chaleo Yoovidhya, a Thai businessman. On tasting Krating Daeng, the local energy drink manufactured by Yoovidhya's company, Masteschitz went into partnership with Yoovidhya and spent the next few years perfecting the brew to launch it internationally.

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